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  1. Hello, If I'm looking at a hard drive of the same capacity, same model line from the same manufacturer and they offer it in both SATA and SAS, will it matter for copying files? I heard SAS is better if you have multiple users searching or copying more than one thing - I don't know if that is still true. In my case these are spindle drives, they'll be connected to a high end LSI raid controller with plenty of cache. While I occasionally search for things that aren't indexed in windows, my most intensive operation is creating large files and copying large files between servers - just one user.
  2. 12TB performance reviews?

    Awesome - I don't know the ironwolf but I'll look it up! I'm most concerned about speed for copying and quietness. I just looked them up - they say NAS which make me think these may not be as swift as enterprise drives.
  3. 12TB performance reviews?

    Thanks - it is something to start with at least. I couldn't find the sound levels in that article. I'm trying compare performance with actual benchmarks because the up 250... type things from the vendor don't mean much to me. I currently have 15 x HGST HUH728080AL drives and I need to build a larger system SOON. It is hard to do an apples to apples comparison as they often give ratings connected to a raid controller as in this article which should have similar performance as my drives but impossible to compare to a single drive.
  4. 12TB performance reviews?

    If anyone has seen any performance reviews on these I'd love to see some reviews on how they compare with others. There are plenty of generic press releases but I haven't found any actual benchmark testing from a third party.
  5. Any chance we'll see any performance reviews on the newer 12TB enterprise drives from HGST and Seagate? I'd love to know how they compare to my 8TB enterprise drives for performance. I'd also love to know how they compare noise wise as well.
  6. Hello, I think it may be staring me in the face but I'm not seeing it. If I had 16 fast ssds connected to the 8160ZQ, is my maximum throughput 12Gb/s total or is it the max bandwidth of the slot 63Gb/s or does the card have a max Gb/s on a pcie 8x 3.0 slot? Basically I have 2 computers and I'd like to connect them with dual 10gb/s cards and would like to know what my max throughput theoretically would be between the 2. I've saturated the single 10gb/s Ethernet easily but I don't know if it will be able to achieve 20gb/s.
  7. I was curious if anyone had any accurate information on HGST or Seagate drives 12TB models actually being available for consumer purchase. I realize big companies usually get the first batch. I'm hoping to build a new RAID in the next couple of months and would prefer to use 12TB drives. I might be able to get by with 10TB drives but either way I'd be best off waiting for the 12TB drives to hit the resellers.
  8. If this is reasonable in price ($1000) I'd love to build my next raid with one of these. It doesn't look like Adaptec will have anything new soon and I prefer LSI anyways.
  9. USB NVME SSD storage?

    I'm frequently imaging from my laptop when I'm at a client. My laptop has a thunderbolt 3 connector on it if you think you can find a thunderbolt adapter to PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.1 (1 notch- not the older 2 notch connector)
  10. Hello, I image a lot of computers. It would be very handy for me to have a USB device I could put nvme drives in. I realize usb won't give me their full speed - I just need them for imaging. Anyone know of one or of any that are coming out? It doesn't matter to me if they are usb 3.0 or type c. Thanks.
  11. AUGGH - you're killing me:) I need to win a powerball lottery or something! And yes, if I did win some big lottery thingy I would blow probably $200,000 on computer equipment. Oh and a house in which to put it!
  12. Thanks for the reply! My dream is to have my 100TB movie collection on a drive the size of a stick of gum That being said I'd love to replace my 16 3.5" spindle drives with 16 2.5" ssd satas. Do they make 2.5" SSD sas drives?
  13. Hello, I store large amounts of data and was just curious if there were any good projections on how far away we are from seeing 8TB SSDs in the same cost per GB as spindle drives. I realize there is no way to see the future but there might be some good educated projections from people in the industry. I realize they do now make 8, 16 and 60 TB enterprise SSDs that cost as much as a car. I'd love to replace my current 100TB array (16x8TB RAID 5) with a much quieter SSD array within the next 4 years.
  14. Thanks for anyone interested HE10 - .50 Watts/TB and the Barracuda Pro .68 Watts/TB. I found this on noise although it doesn't list the hgst 10